Samantha Wishnak

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Scientists are scrambling to come up with ways of getting plastics out of our oceans — and they’ve proposed some pretty unusual ideas

Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere.<p>Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up from the depths, colorful fish fill the reefs and rare sea turtles swim in to nest …

Oxygen Factories in the Southern Ocean : Image of the Day

Phytoplankton are the grass of the sea. They are floating, drifting, plant-like organisms that harness the energy of the Sun, mix it with carbon …

Southern Ocean

Can You Kelp Out?

Project: Floating Forests<p>Giant Kelp: You've probably seen it, and you've almost certainly eaten it (!), but do you know what it's for and how important it is?<p>Also known as <i>macrocystis pyrifera__,</i> giant kelp can be found along the coast of the eastern Pacific, as well as in the ocean near South …

Global underwater shark study the first video survey in coral areas

The first ever global survey of sharks, rays and skates in coral reef environments using underwater cameras will begin in August.<p>The Global FinPrint survey uses technology called baited remote underwater video (Bruv) to take one hour of underwater footage, capturing marine life.<p>Bruvs, which are …

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